Consultation status: closed 24 March 2017
We are proposing the following changes:
1) Glendale Road
- Install a new 6 metre wide speed table with 1.5 metre wide ramps, to accommodate buses.
- Install new footpath surrounds with a pram crossing and tactiles.
- Remove existing island and replace it with a new 1.9 metre wide pedestrian refuge with tactiles.
- Upgrade road markings including a new flush median.
2) Oates Road
- Remove the existing refuge island and replace it with a new 2.0 metre wide pedestrian refuge and a pram crossing with tactiles and new side islands.
- Install new flush medians, a right turn bay and upgraded road markings.
Why the changes are needed
These changes will provide pedestrians with safer crossing points on both Glendale and Oates Road and improve road safety for all users.
Thank you everyone for your feedback.
The proposal received mixed feedback with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.
Specific feedback and proposed solution
- Question about why the right turn bay can’t be completely removed. A right turn bay can solve the ongoing issue of right turning vehicles holding up the traffic while waiting for a gap. To ease congestion and improve safety, the proposed right turn bay and the other changes are required.
- Request that the right turn bay be lengthened to accommodate more vehicles. Due to the relatively low volumes of traffic turning right onto Glendale Road from Oates Road, the proposed length of right turn bay is adequate as it provides space for one car to wait until there is a suitable gap in the traffic.
- Suggestion that the pedestrian refuge be moved further along Oates Road. The proposed location of the pedestrian refuge island lies within the desired path of pedestrians walking to and from Oates Road and Glendale Road. If the proposed refuge island is moved further away from the intersection, it is likely that pedestrians will risk crossing Oates Road near the intersection, without the safety of a refuge island.
- Concern it could be difficult for road users to see each other at this intersection. Our visibility check suggests that there is an adequate approach and crossing sight distances for pedestrians to cross safely. The proposed raised table will further slowdown vehicles approaching the intersection. Furthermore, drivers approaching the intersection are expected to completely stop at the ‘stop’ control and check both directions before turning left onto Oates Road.
- Suggestion that a centre island be added to the existing zebra crossing. It is not common practice to install a central island where there is a zebra crossing. Pedestrians have the right of way at formalised pedestrian crossings and vehicles are expected to stop and wait until all pedestrians have completely crossed the road.
- Request for speed humps or a raised table on Oates Road. The sharp corner together with the proposed central island and side islands on Oates Road will encourage drivers to drive at slower speeds. We have also moved the edge lines to narrow the lanes which will further encourage slower speeds. Also, a review of crash history has revealed no reported crashes related to speeding on Oates Road in the past five years (2012-2016). Considering all these factors we are unable to justify the installation of speed humps or raised tables on Oates Road.
- Request for additional works including an additional pedestrian refuge on Oates Road. If you would like your request to be considered for future development works, please provide feedback here.
We expect to introduce this work throughout 2017/2018, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues. Contractors will notify all residents in the area prior to starting construction work.